BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:37 pm

While showing the wife how to properly tend to the stove in my absence, I inadvertently made the biggest explosion EVER IN THE HISTORY OF COAL BURNING! :lol: :lol:

I was telling her where to set the air inlet dial on the Mark III, after I had loaded it to the brim with coal, and let it sit with the ash door open to get a good bed burning. I said to her, "do you know what that is set at right now (how many turns out)? Do you know how to find out?" She said no, so I proceeded to show her .... with my face about 3" from the glass. No flame showing, & a bright glow in the pan .......

It was open 1-1/2 turns, so I turn it in & say, "half, one, half ....." BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

Just as the dial was completely shut, I saw a flash of light & my hair blew back (and I don't have much hair, mind you! :lol: ), & the biggest cloud of ash in the history of mankind enveloped my basement!! :lol: :lol: My wife almost had a heart attack!! After she shouted, "HOLY *censored*!!!!" at the top of her lungs, I could hear either pieces of coal, or pieces of my chimney falling back down the chimney!!

Was a hell of a show, let me tell ya!! WOW!! :funny: :punk: :blowup:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:47 pm

Just so the audience knows, there were no coal parts harmed in the making of this "BOOOM" :shock: At least we hope so... Smitty, that is TOO funny! LOL :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:51 pm

I wish I could've caught that one on video! Would have made for alot of laughs!

I swear some stuff fell off the walls upstairs from the percussion! :woot: toothy
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:55 pm

Guess if you're gone for awhile you're comin home to a cold house!! Thats funny stuff man lmao!!!
MURDOC1
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska/Franco Belge/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: S.S. 2/ 144.08.02/ Mag Stoker

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:00 am

Guess that will teach your wife never to go into the basement. :blowup: I tried to show my wife how to take care of the stoker, so far she has the part of turning UP the thermostat to a science. :mad3: Much more difficult is turning it down :doh: All kidding aside, she will observe me with good intensions but it's not her thing. While taking the ash tubs outside and replaced the one in the stoker I forgot to restart the master switch :doh: and asked her to turn the switch on, she had no trouble. I added a night light to the main switch and told her if you do not have heat to make shure the light is always on. WORKS FOR ME. :dancing:
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:07 am

Thanks Smitty. I was having a bad day, and your story made me burst out laughing. :lol: :P Funny stuff no doubt.
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Buck / Reading

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:09 am

Good deal K9! 8-) The post is working! 8-)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:39 am

lol lol lol lol , heard stuff falling back down the chimney!! Scuba Steve <----------------------------- Currently laughing his @$$ off !!!!! Man, thats too funny!
ScubaSteve
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Castings Vigilant II
Stove/Furnace Model: model 2310

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: rockwood On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:44 am

SMITTY wrote:I could hear either pieces of coal, or pieces of my chimney falling back down the chimney!!

Your wife will never touch the stove again :oops: :lol:
But on a serious note, did you check out the flue to be sure it's sound. :shock:
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:35 am

I thought I heard an explosion.
Well looks like you had your loaded the hand-fed too fast initiation, happens to all of us (in my case several times). Now you are a true veteran.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:37 am

Yowza! One for the books! Yup....the wifey will never go near that thing now!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:45 am

My wife can fill the hopper on the stoker and empty the ash in my absence, she cannot keep the hand-fed going. If I go away overnight for work 80% of the time I have to empty and restart the Harman when I get home.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:54 am

:blowup: :blowup: :blowup: :oops2: LMAO! priceless :D
New Hope Engineer
 
Stove/Furnace Make: RUSSO
Stove/Furnace Model: CW-2

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:21 am

SMITTY wrote:It was open 1-1/2 turns, so I turn it in & say, "half, one, half ....." BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

Oh crap, now you are in trouble. I'm almost sure you need a permit or some kind of license to "go Boom" in Mass. ! :lol:
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: BOOM! How to turn your stove into small bomb! LOL!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:50 am

coalkirk wrote:Oh crap, now you are in trouble. I'm almost sure you need a permit or some kind of license to "go Boom" in Mass. ! :lol:
.....and New York will ticket him for not getting a permit toothy
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice